STRMN Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota
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Shih Tzu Rescue Of Minnesota
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Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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In addition to the following profile for this dog, please first read the Adoption Information at to understand the process, requirements and timeline for adoption.  An adoption application can also be found in the Adoption Info section.  If, after reading that information, you have any questions, please submit your question via e-mail and it will be answered.  Please do not request a phone call.  A personal phone call will only be made when an adoption application has been submitted and the foster parent wishes to consider the application.  Thank you!

Max is a sweet, 6 or7 year old southern boy who has a big, loving heart despite the challenges he's had in life. Max came to our rescue from Texas in September 2017, after Hurricane Harvey.  When the hurricane hit, the shelters had to move their existing pets elsewhere to make room for the large numbers of lost and stray pets that would be coming. When Max arrived in Minnesota, we knew right away that something was wrong with his eyes, but we werenít sure what.  He quickly had an ophthalmology appointment and we learned that he suffers from phthisis, which is that his eyes have atrophied because of subnormal pressure. Phthisis is caused by inflammation from infections, trauma, or cataracts, which is very sad because it could have been prevented if it had been treated early in his life. His left eye also had an unhealed laceration which was very uncomfortable. He had little to no eyesight, so the veterinarian recommended that both of his eyes be removed. Our hearts broke for Max, but we knew that this would be the kindest choice for him and would give him the best chance at a healthy, happy life.
Sadly, we also learned that Max was heartworm positive, so he has been undergoing the standard treatment that lasts about six months. This treatment is strong and makes him feel sick sometimes, but he has been a trooper every step of the way. Max cannot have his eye surgery until he has completed his heartworm treatment. As if this sweet boy hadnít been through enough in his life, he also had a broken jaw that had not healed correctly, which gives him his signature crooked grin. Even though his life has included pain and neglect, he still smiles his silly smile every single day. 

Despite his loss of sight, Max is a very happy little guy and he adapts well to his surroundings. Most people donít even notice that he is blind! He is friendly, curious, brave and cuddly. He loves to follow his foster mom around and play with toys. He even manages to sneak toys away from his foster sister. Max gets around his foster home by hearing and smelling and he learns his way around quickly.

Max will be available for adoption later this winter and he will be looking for a loving home in which someone is home often. Heíd love to have a dog brother or sister to help show him around and play with him. Max would be thrilled to find a family who can love him for his playfulness and resilience and make up for all of the love he missed out on in his earlier life.

Maxís medical care have been quite costly for STRMN. If you are looking for a special cause to donate to, please consider making a donation to our rescue so that we can be prepared to always say yes to dogs like Max no matter what their medical needs are. Our rescue depends on donations and we are deeply grateful for any donations that are made to us, which helps ensure that we can help many more dogs in need. Because of our supporters, Max will be finishing all of his medical treatment, will be feeling like a new dog, and will be ready for adoption soon.
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